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P.F. Chang’s Admits Credit Card Data Compromised

The Secret Service and forensics experts are investigating the security threat

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro has announced that credit and debit card data has been stolen from some of its restaurants. The Secret Service alerted the company on Tuesday.

While the Secret Service and forensics experts investigate the security threat, P.F.Chang’s will use manual credit card imprinting system in the continental US, according to a letter posted by CEO Rick Federico Thursday. KrebsOnSecurity reports that cards used at P.F. Chang’s locations between the beginning of March 2014 and May 19 could be compromised.

P.F. Chang’s is the fifth major chain to have its card system recently hacked, after Target, Michaels, Neiman Marcus,and Sally’s Beauty. Data from magnetic strips of stolen cards can sell for between $18 and $140 per card, according to the New York Times.

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